Inside: We surveyed almost 10,000 readers to find out what is the BEST Easter candy of all! There was one clear winner – did your favorite make the list?
My Favorite Easter Candy
My absolute favorite Easter candies are Hershey’s eggs. You can only get them at Easter, and even then only certain stores carry them! I make sure to eat my fill while I can!
Surprisingly, a lot of people I talk to have never heard of my adored Hershey eggs — and maybe that’s a good thing because there are more left for me!
However, it got me wondering what IS the most popular Easter candy? Reese’s Eggs? Peeps? Cadbury Eggs? So I decided to ask my readers that subscribe to my weekly newsletter.
Oh my gosh!! I couldn’t believe how many of your responded! I had SO much fun reading your answers and learning about your favorite Easter candy and why you love it so much.
So first of all, I wan to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who participated in my Best Easter Candy survey! The answers aren’t super scientific, but it’s fun to see what everyone loves and looks forward to every year.
Let’s get to the results!
The Best Easter Candy is…
According to our survey, the best Easter candy of all are: Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!
Why are Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs the most popular Easter candy? As reader Julie explains (and I have to agree), they have “the right combination ratio of peanut butter to chocolate.”
Beyond the fact that they’re amazingly delicious, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs bring back a lot of happy memories for many.
Wendi shares her memories: “Generations of kids throughout our family – scrambling to open up that magical yellow wrapper with the most heavenly piece of chocolate wrapped around that most delicious peanut butter.”
I have to agree! Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs come in a super-close second in my own personal opinion of the best Easter candy!
Most Nostalgic Easter Candy: Cadbury Creme Eggs
Photo is our Cadbury Creme Egg Lasagna – click here for recipe!
Speaking of nostalgia, Cadbury Creme Eggs are another classic. It’s no wonder they came in second place on our survey!
“My grandmother and I loved to eat them in front of my mom because it grossed her out since they have a real egg resemblance inside… hee hee!” – Bre
Another reader Heather shared a secret that I bet quite a few of us parents can relate to: “I remember when my children were little, hiding in the closet so I could eat the last Cadbury Egg of the season in quiet, without having to share it.” There’s no shame in saving a little treat for yourself too!
If you’re not crazy about the original Cadbury Creme Eggs, they also make chocolate and caramel. Those varieties are definitely popular too!
“I love caramel-filled Cadbury eggs because I’m addicted to caramel!” – Ashley
Like Ashley, I love the caramel eggs, though I also have a soft spot for those classic creme eggs too!
Honorable Mention: Peeps
The third most popular Easter candy on our list are Peeps. Interestingly, they seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it thing!
“I LOVE PEEPS! My mom still gives me peeps in my “Easter” basket every year even though I’m 37 and have children. It’s the marshmallow and sugar and the memories.” – Jocelyn
“Peeps! But they have to be stale! I buy them early and unwrap them so they can get nice and hard by Easter.” – Bobbi
While I think Peeps are super cute, I have to admit they’re not my favorite Easter candy. It’s nothing personal, I’m just not a big marshmallow fan. This is the one type of candy that some readers actually responded to let me know was their least favorite.
“The one candy I do not like are those Peeps. Confession: I hate them so much I haven’t yet put them in my kid’s Easter basket cause I don’t want her to get obsessed!” – Bre
Related: If you’re in the LOVE Peeps camp, you’ve got to try these Peeps Bunny Cupcakes!
Top 10 Easter Candy
While there can only be one winner, there were a lot of others that got votes for readers’ favorite Easter candy. Here are the top 10 Easter candy varieties in order of votes received (we included shop-able ad links so you can find them on Amazon; disclosure policy here).
Did your favorites make the list?
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
- Cadbury Creme Eggs
- Jelly Beans
- Whoppers Robin’s Eggs malted milk eggs
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Homemade candies
- Lindor Eggs
- Snickers Eggs
- Hershey’s Kisses
Your Turn: What do you think – do you agree? Is your favorite Easter candy on the list? Let us know in the comments!